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Poster: Valerie_France Date: Aug 19, 2020 2:06am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: The pdf are gone ! Disaster !

Hello,

I love archive project since many years (since 2008) and I contribue with $ every year. I used the loan of books, but I find your new rules since a couple of weeks :

"14 day loan required to access EPUB and PDF files."

But, most books can be borrowed only 1 hour! And no PDF are available!

But It's a really disaster for mer. Because, read on screen is very less easy to read a pdf. The archive interface is less practical than a pdf. I can't copy text to the screen! The search engine is better in acrobat! See a example with a greek/french text :
https://archive.org/details/lesdionysiaques0000nonn/mode/2up

It's a really big problem for me. Is's so bad. I will have to stop using the archive loan for my search because it has become unusable. :'(

Regards.

Valérie

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Poster: Evan962 Date: Aug 21, 2020 5:10am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: The pdf are gone ! Disaster !

Internet Archive is going the way Google Books went a few years ago due to the lawsuits. From exciting and promising to near useless and abandoned. Let's hope something changes along the way. (I very much doubt it though ! )
RIP Archive.org

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Poster: macoo Date: Aug 28, 2020 1:28pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: The pdf are gone ! Disaster !

The website states that if there are more than 1 copy of a book, then it can be downloaded for 14 days. Right now there are 10 copies of Agatha Christie's "Mrs. McGinty's Dead". Yet all of them still allow only 1-hour downloads. I agree with the other respondents, I.A. is now quickly becoming useless for me. I need the PDF download onto my iPad, so that I can enlarge the print to huge size, the only way my eyes can read many books now. The on-screen computer reading is low resolution, much harder to read (squinting only), and uncomfortable to sit in one position for the quick 1-hour. No longer useful. Just like Google books. I have contributed in the past. No longer, until reader-friendly changes are made. I am so sorry to see this happen. I have loved I.A. for so many years.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Aug 28, 2020 6:42pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: The pdf are gone ! Disaster !

it would need to be more than one copy of the same edition of the book.

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Poster: macoo Date: Aug 28, 2020 6:53pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: The pdf are gone ! Disaster !

If you could only change the borrow length to even 2 days, perhaps 2 days for all books. Please reconsider this. I do not want to lose I.A. and I do not know what else to do. Every single book I tried to borrow today only allowed 1 hr. I just gave up in despair and sadness.